Crystal Palace will complete the permanent signing of Jordan Ayew in the summer, according to an exclusive report from Football Ghana

The Eagles signed the forward on an initial season-long loan deal ahead of the current campaign, with Swansea City allowing him to depart temporarily following their relegation to the Championship. 

Ayew has been a rotational option for Roy Hodgson throughout the season, but it seems the experienced manager has identified value in keeping hold of the striker beyond this season. 

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The 27-year-old has made 23 appearances in all competitions for Crystal Palace this season but has failed to convince in large parts. He’s found the net on two occasions, with one of these goals coming in the Premier League and the other in the FA Cup, and has contributed with a further two assists. 

Football Ghana reports that the Eagles are set to sign Ayew in a deal worth £4 million as preparations for the summer transfer window begin. 

Hodgson, as per the report, regards the attacker as a reliable backup option.

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